There has been a burgeoning account of knowledge that traces the history of Aboriginal nurses over the past decade, including the changing history of nurse education from hospitals to universities and the different legislations that impacted upon their training. However, that body of work has called for further research to be undertaken from Indigenous nurses themselves. This paper aims to take up this call by applying a qualitative methodology known as Reflective Topical Autobiography (RTA) to examine my life and work experiences in a deeply reflective way. By adopting a critical lens this paper will provide important lessons for advancing Aboriginal health professionals, the Indigenous health sector, knowledge and contribute to Aboriginal health research in Australia.
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